Amor Towles - You're Booked

Our American sojourn continues with a trip to Manhattan's Gramercy Park and a visit to the esteemed, million-selling author Amor Towles! Amor is the writer of the bestselling titles Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow which was a recommended read of both Bill Gates and Barack Obama as well as appearing on a multitude of best of the year lists. We talked to him about reading the canon, inhaling James Bond and the amount of time you're allowed before giving up on a book.

BOOKS

Daisy Buchanan - The Sisterhood

Amor Towles - Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles - Rules of Civility

Edith Wharton - Collected Novels

Harold Bloom - American Canon

Marcel Proust - Remembrance of Things Past

Paul Scott - Raj Quartet

Herman Melville - Moby Dick

Philip Roth - American Pastoral

Philip Roth - Human Stain

Ross Macdonald - Collection

Raymond Chandler - Big Sleep

Franklin W Dixon - Hardy Boys

Ray Bradbury - Stories

Agatha Christie - Collection

John Le Carre - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

John Le Carre - Honourable Schoolboy

Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 100 Years of Solitude

Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment

Rhik Samadder - I Never Said I Loved You

Thomas Mann - Magic Mountain

Thomas Mann - Buddenbrooks

Naguib Mahfouz - Cairo Trilogy

Naguib Mahfouz - The Quarter

Harry Matthews - The Conversions

Jonathan Lethem - Motherless Brooklyn

James Baldwin - Go Tell It To The Mountain

Flannery O’Connor - Complete Stories

Sloan Wilson - Man in the Grey Flannel Suit

David Goodis - Black Friday

Anthony Powell - Dance To The Music of Time

Kazuo Ishiguro - Remains of the Day

Ford Madox Ford - Good Soldier

Grace Metalious - Peyton Place

John Cheever - Wapshot Chronicle

Walker Percy - The Moviegoer

Adler & Van Doren - Great Treasury of Western Thought

Emily Post - Etiquette

Philip Gourevitch - Paris Review Interviews

Various - WPA Guide To New York City

Raymond Carver - Selected Stories

Anton Chekhov- Short Stories

Kingsley Amis - James Bond Dossier


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